In this writing questions instructional activity, students work in groups to write questions about important events, people or places. Students fill in the words in the framework.
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I Can Sequence Important Events
After reading any short informational or fictional text, ask your class to analyze the important events. They note down three important events on a short timeline, describing the events with either words or drawings. After this, pupils...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Summarize an Event in History or Today - or a Story
Ask your class to write a quick summary of a historical or current event. The activity offers a place to note down important details about the event, such as time, place, people, how it started, and how it ended. Pupils then take this...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Happy Birthday!: Internet Research and Historic Events
Talk about intrinsic motivation! Begin where your students' natural interests lie -- with themselves -- and launch a variety of projects with this activity. Class members research important events that took place on their birthdays....
2nd - 6th English Language Arts
Help learners find the most important information in a text with a lesson on summarizing. As kids read through a passage about Johannes Gutenberg, they summarize small excerpts, put events in sequential order, and respond to two longer...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Be a Sequence Detective!
Authors are constantly leaving clues that help the reader to understand the sequence of events in a story. Teach young readers how to pick up on these key temporal words and phrases with this slide show. After an introduction to commonly...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Events and Effects
Explore the plot structure in biographies. First, read the biography The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball and identify specific events that possibly changed the life of Jackie Robinson. As you guide your listeners, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed